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MEET OUR TEAM

More than 100 individuals make up our regional and national teams. Each of us brings our unique perspectives and experiences, but we’re united by the belief in the potential of all students, and are driven to be part of the solution.

ONEGOAL National STAFF + BOARD

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Andrea Anstett

Manager of Growth + Development

“I believe that a college degree can be a microphone,…”

Rachel Bennett

Director of Training + Support

“I do this work because our Fellows are beyond incredible…”

Martrice Caldwell

Director of Accounting

“I want to see more students of color succeed. It’s…”

Meital Caplan

Manager or Marketing + Communications

“I’ve always felt a strong pull toward social justice, but…”

Alvin Chandy

Manager of IT

Anita Chandy

Manager of Human Assets

“I remember the moments that I’ve been a victim of,…”

Mike De Fabbo

Manager of Data + Systems

“I see huge inequity in relation to diversity in the…”

Danielle Durante

Director of Operations

“I am motivated by defining and creating opportunities that drive…”

Caitlin FitzSimons

Director of Marketing + Communications

“The 12 Lady Wildcats I coach at Lake View High…”

Aisha Gayle Turner

Managing Director of National Development

“I won a teaching fellowship in graduate school to lead…”

John Gilbert

Senior Director of Finance

“Education has given me a world of professional opportunity and…”

Scott Goldner

Vice President of Program

“Through this work, I hope to be less complicit in…”

Wallace Grace

Director of Program Design

“I’m motivated to do my work by thinking about a…”

Cristina Groff

Manager of Human Assets Training

“I do this work because if not me, who? It…”

Mark Haggarty

Director of New Site Development

“As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a…”

Amy Henning

Manager of Curriculum + Content

Lynnae Hill

Vice President of Human Assets

“Fundamentally, it is about justice to me. I do this…”

Joi Hunter

Director of National Development Strategy

“In my Development role, it is my job to help…”

Megan Lehrman

Vice President of Growth + Operations

“I am privileged to do this work in the hopes…”

Ahmed Logan

Director of Program Innovation

“I began working in this field in 2008 as a…”

Amy Malen

Vice President of Strategy, Finance, + Operations

“The greatest injustice in our country today is that we…”

Shannon McDougal

Senior Director of Human Assets

“At the end of the day, I’m most inspired by…”

Jackie Melton

Manager of Program Design

Jeff Nelson

Co-Founder + CEO

“I joined OneGoal because I believe at my core that…”

Andy Redman

Chief Operating Officer

“College remains the best proxy for access to life opportunities,…”

Topher Rinek

Senior Director of Data + Systems

“I’m learning and continuously improving every day. There is always…”

Chad Rountree

Managing Director of Training + Support

“I deeply believe the same degree of intentionality that created…”

Devika Saxena

Director of National Development

“The experience of teaching fifth grade students in New Orleans…”

Elizabeth Schonhorst

Manager of National Development

Julia Stewart

Manager of Data + Systems

“For many years I worked as a paid tutor for…”

Cassie Supilowski

Manager of Data + Systems

“My experience in the classroom both in Chicago and abroad…”

Brandee Tate

Manager of Evaluation + Analysis

“I became interested in educational equity when I realized while…”

Gabriela Torres

Senior Director of Postsecondary Support

“Whether it be in K-12 school buildings, educational nonprofits, or…”

Kylie Vadnais

Managing Director of Innovation + Design

“In college, I spent some time working at a children’s…”

Keith Zander

Director of Evaluation + Analysis

Monique Zurita

Managing Director of Marketing + Communciations

“Every Fellow I speak with cements my commitment to this…”

Melissa Kevra

Manager of Talent Acquisition Systems

“I feel there is nothing more important than working to…”

Alyssa Mermea

Coordinator of Training + Support

“I became involved in the movement for education equity because…”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Aimée Eubanks Davis

Founder
Braven
Staff Emeritus
Teach For America

Maynard Holt

Co-President, Head of E&P
Investment Banking
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Chairman & CEO
Magic Johnson Enterprises

Eddie Lou

Co-Founder & CEO
Shiftgig

D. Martin Phillips, Chairman

Managing Partner
EnCap Investments LP

Kimbra Walter

Director
Walter Family Foundation, Inc.

Jeff Nelson

Co-Founder + CEO
OneGoal

Chris Cox

Chief Product Officer
Facebook

ONEGOAL Chicago STAFF + BOARD

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Alison Adams

Managing Director of Secondary Program

Sarah Berghorst

Executive Director

“I do this work because of the indelible marks high…”

Jacob Caplan

Director of Partnerships + Program Innovation

“The gap in college degree attainment between students from the…”

William Collins

Senior Director of School Partnerships

“I am the son of a 32-year veteran of the…”

Melissa Connelly

Managing Director of Postsecondary Program

“I am a first-generation graduate who, in spite of starting…”

Laura Cummings

Senior Managing Director of Program

“The students I’ve had the pleasure to work with over…”

Lina Fritz

Senior Director of Program Innovation

“My mother worked as a cashier on an annual salary…”

Sophie Giberga

Executive Assistant + Manager of Operations

“I am motivated to create an office space that is…”

Lynette Johnson

Director of Teacher Support

“In many ways, teachers are the life source of kids’…”

Chloe Lahre

Coordinator of Development

“I come from a family of teachers, so I was…”

Priya Linson

Managing Director of Development

“I grew up in a fiercely divided community, splintered across…”

Janene Maclin

Senior Director of Teacher Support

“When I first started working toward educational equity, I thought…”

Brynne Mancuso

Senior Director of Development

“I do this work because the young people I know…”

Melissa Martin

Director of Teacher Recruitment

“Aside from being a product of a family of educators,…”

Dom McKoy

Director of Teacher Recruitment

“Growing up, it was never a guarantee that I would…”

Arij Mikati

Senior Director of Teacher Support

“As an immigrant with English as my second language, I…”

E.M. Miller

Director of Teacher Support

“I believe this is some of the most important social…”

Veronica Nieves

Manager of Teacher Recruitment

“As a native Chicagoan, Chicago Public Schools student, and first-generation…”

Lindsey Nurczyk

Senior Director of Teacher Support

“I started working with OneGoal Fellows as a Program Director…”

Molly Rankin

Director of Teacher Support

“I do this work because it matters. After working in…”

Andrew Stricker

Director of Teacher Support

“Becoming a OneGoal Program Director allowed me to better understand…”

Oudete Taylor

Director of College Persistence

“The brilliance and resilience in the young people I serve…”

Susie Tovar

Director of Teacher Support

“As a first-generation college graduate, I am willing to learn,…”

Cameron Veasey

Manager of College Persistence

“I am a first-generation college student who grew up on…”

Venice Williams

Director of Teacher Support

“I’m motivated by the thoughtful, innovative, and difficult conversations my…”

Maral Zonooz

Director of Teacher Recruitment

“I’m motivated by results, progress, and the success stories—both anecdotally…”

Lydia Young

Director of Teacher Support

“I always knew I wanted to serve. Service found its…”

Adrienne Slaughter

Coordinator of Program

“I am really excited to be joining the OneGoal team…”

Nandi Bhargava

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

“When I was in high school, a mentor changed my…”

Rachel Oppenheimer

Manager of Program Innovation

“I do this work because a young person’s chances at…”

Phasha Spencer

Director of Teacher Recruitment

“I do this work because I sincerely believe that all…”

Veer Kothari

Manager of Development, Corporate + Individual Giving

“My parents came to this country in search of better…”

Isabella Villa Bahamón

Manager of Development, Foundation + Public Funding

“As a teacher for four years, seeing my students’ faces…”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kimbra Walter

Director
Walter Family Foundation, Inc.

Shradha Agarwal

President & Co-Founder
ContextMedia, Inc.

Leslie Anderson, Chair

Senior Vice President + Regional Head of Treasury and Payment Solutions, Business Banking
BMO Harris Bank

Leslie Bluhm

Co-Founder
Chicago Cares

John Dugan, Life Trustee & Board Chairman Emeritus

Co-Founder & Chairman
OCA Ventures

Joan Evans

Mike Gamson

Senior Vice President of Global Solutions
LinkedIn

Gary Gardner, Ex Officio

Kimberly J. Keywell, Vice Chair

Matthew King

Executive Director, Principal & Co-Founder
EPIC Academy Charter High School

Lyle Logan

Executive Vice President
Northern Trust Co.

Steve Miller

Principal & Co-Founder
Origin Ventures

David L. Parkyn

President
North Park University

Sharon Thomas Parrott, Ex Officio

Retired President
The DeVry Foundation

Scott Pofcher

Senior Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Jose L. Prado

President
Prado Strategic Consulting and Former Quaker Oats North America President

Kevin Willer, Ex Officio

Co-Founder & Partner
Chicago Ventures

Darrell Williams, Chairman Emeritus

Managing Director
Loop Capital Markets

Jessica Droste Yagan

Chief Executive Officer
Impact Engine

ONEGOAL Houston STAFF + BOARD

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Melissa Balderas

Coordinator of Development

“It’s rare to find workplaces where every individual is passionate…”

Monique Calderon

Senior Director of Development

“My day-to-day work is driven by our Fellows and our…”

Maria Canales

Senior Director of Teacher Support

“As a first-generation American, I know the challenges that face…”

Helen Hailemariam

Director of Teacher Recruitment

“I first became interested in educational equity while I was…”

Brilliance Jones

Manager of Development

“I’ve worked with students who held the potential to be…”

Katie Jones

Senior Director of Postsecondary

“Though I have worked in education for nearly 15 years,…”

Crystal Menzies, PhD

Director of Teacher Support

“After college I became a teacher at an alternative school,…”

Shanthi Radhakrishnan

Director of Teacher Recruitment

“In order to truly succeed in this country, post-secondary education…”

Johannah Roberson

Executive Assistant + Program Manager

“‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use…”

Matt Sawyer

Manager of College Persistence

“As someone who dropped out of college twice before graduating,…”

Ebonie Williams

Director of Teacher Support

“My grandmother, a daughter of a sharecropping family with only…”

Patty Williams-Downs

Managing Director of Program

“Our Fellows’ stories of struggles, resilience, defeat, and triumph give…”

Marisa Wolf

Executive Director

“Our Fellows—what they can accomplish (and have!) when given the…”

Chanel Fields

Director of Teacher Support

“My “why” is simple: impact. With OneGoal I have the…”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rafael Alvarez

Founder & CEO
Genesys Works

Jay M. Chernosky

Managing Director
Energy & Power Investment Banking Group
Well Fargo

Michael Jacobs

Portfolio Manager
Avik Capital Management

Michael Jamieson

Co-Head, North America Energy Investment Banking Citigroup

Michael H. Lou

CFO & Executive Vice President
Oasis Petroleum

Kristen Oesch Stubbs

Chief Development Officer
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

Thomas B. Nusz, Chairman

CEO & President
Oasis Petroleum

D. Martin Phillips

Managing Partner
EnCap Investments LP

Stephanie Tsuru

Marlen Whitley

Partner
Reed Smith LLP

ONEGOAL Massachusetts STAFF + BOARD

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Patty Diaz-Andrade

Executive Director

“The moment I learned about OneGoal, I was transported to…”

Sarah Halberstadt

Director of Development

Becky Vogel

Director of School Partnerships

Janeisa Lashley

Executive Assistant + Coordinator of Program

“I am very passionate about education and know the importance…”

Danny Rojas

Director of Teacher Support

“I am passionately moved by this work daily because as…”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Josh Biber

Executive Director
Teach For America - Massachusetts

Jennifer L. Stier

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
Highfields Capital Management

ONEGOAL Metro-Atlanta STAFF

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Brooke Flowers

Executive Director

“Helping to access and unleash the power that resides in…”

Norledia Moody

Founding Director of Program

“I do this work because students who look like me…”

ONEGOAL New York STAFF + BOARD

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Joyce Chiao

Manager of Operations

“My work is not defined by a ‘what,’ so much…”

Stephanie Flores

Coordinator of Program

“As a first-generation college graduate, the opportunities that have been…”

Amber Hamilton

Director of Development

“My parent’s were both first generation college students. Even though…”

Nicole Petraglia

Director of Teacher Support

“This is the most important work in the world. Education…”

Rochelle Sinclair

Managing Director of Program

“After spending many years as a strategy consultant, I switched…”

Grant Thomas

Director of School Partnerships

“I first started working toward educational equity in 2009 as…”

Nikki Thompson

Executive Director

“The New York City subway motivates my work. It’s the…”

Craig Weiner

Director of Post-Secondary Partnerships

“Finding ways to clear a path for students to focus…”

Payal Kapadia

Director of Teacher Support

“I began my work in education directly after graduating college,…”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alan D. Schwartz

Executive Chairman
Guggenheim Partners, LLC

Alex Rafal

Managing Director + Chairperson
Maverick Capital Foundation

Brett Kimmel

Chief Program Officer, College Access and Success
America Achieves

Mimi Klein Sternlicht

Co-Founder
Bread + Buzz Ventures, LLC

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